Details
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
Green
firmato e timbrato 'Sam Francis The Sam Francis Estate' (sul retro)
acrilico su tela
305 x 245 cm.
Eseguito nel 1967
Opera registrata presso The Sam Francis Estate, n. SFP67-3

'GREEN'; SIGNED AND STAMPED (ON THE REVERSE); ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

L'opera non richiede Attestato di Libera Circolazione al fine della sua esportazione.
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Provenance
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
New York, asta Sotheby's, 15 novembre 2006, lotto 303
Collezione privata, Milano
Exhibited
Chicago, The Art Institute, 69th American Exhibition, 1970, cat., p. 10, n. 7 (illustrato)
Pittsburgh, Museum of Art Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh International, 1970-71, cat., n. 65 (in elenco)
Stanford, Stanford University Art Gallery, Sam Francis, 1972
Buffalo, Albright-Knox Gallery, Sam Francis, Paintings 1947-1972, 1972, cat., p. 92, n. 62 (illustrato); poi Washington, Corcoran Gallery; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1972-73; Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts, 1973
Post Lot Text
"Egli riflette sul simbolismo del bianco come il colore imperiale della magnificenza e della nobiltà, come il colore del Grande Giove, dell'albatros, e del velo della divinità del Cristianesimo, ma osserva anche che è il colore del male, dell'orrore trascendentale, del grande panico, della sindone della morte e della nebbia dei fantasmi"

"He reflects on the symbolism of white as the imperial colour of magnificence and nobility, as the colour of Great Jove, the albatross, and the veil of Christianity's deity, but he also notes that it is the colour of evil, transcendent horror, and great panic, the shroud of death and the fog of ghosts"

P. SELZ
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